Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Call


Finished on Monday and knit on size 2 circulars with Noro sock yarn, this will be the last pair of socks in 2010.

I usually like the way Noro stripes, but this skein didn't look like it contained so much green. I probably will not purchase another skein of Noro sock yarn: in places it was thick and not plied; others, thin and nearly a thread. Since this yarn does not contain superwash wool, the socks will need to be washed by hand.

Update - March 5, 2011 - I decided to launder this pair with my other wool socks in a mesh bag in the regular wash. (I always air-dry my hand-knit socks on a laundry rack). These socks felted a bit in the wash but not enough to affect the overall fit. I've washed them this way three or four times without a problem.

5 comments:

  1. What the yarn lacks the precision exceeds...

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  2. I know it's more green than you expected, but I like the way they look.

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  3. Thanks for the heads up on this yarn. Your's is not the first I've read about this.

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  4. Your socks look great....can't tell you had a problem with the yarn from here. I'm lazy, so I usually make sure I get a wool blend( with a little nylon) for socks and I think they generally wear better too :)

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  5. Noro is notorious for being inconsistent throughout. I have two reasons why I love it so much. 1) It felts well. 2) The colors are beautiful!

    Love your socks, btw. You always do wonderful work!

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